WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR CASTING TYPE

191I promised I would talk about headshots, but there’s something important we need to discuss before we get to that: casting type.  If you want your headshot to actually get you work, it has to look like you – but it also has to bring out the right elements of you.  If you get a headshot that brings out your sexy side, but your casting type is not sexy at all, then your headshot won’t help you in the long run.  So let’s get to know ‘type’.

Typing is good for you

A lot of actors resist their type.  You have probably heard whinging or bitching about certain actors being ‘typecast’ as the same roles over and over again – generally considered lazy, unlucky, or a result of no talent, whereas the reality is quite the opposite.

It’s very common for actors who have just graduated from a training institute to try and resist their type, because they have probably been cast against type during their training, to challenge their abilities, and therefore think they can play anything.  This may be true, they may have the ability to act a large variety of roles, but no actor is EVER cast like that.  You will get, at most, Read More